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Swan heck of a family.

A SOUTH Liverpool park has become home to a brood of cygnets and two swans.

Sefton Park is the humble abode for a cob and a pen swan and their brood of cygnets.

The number of eggs in each clutch ranges from three to eight.

In our Sefton Park clan, there's a healthy brood with eight cygnets between mum and dad.

ECHO reader Danielle Stages, who tweeted @ LivEchonews the lovely picture of the cute brood, said she noticed the swans and their offspring as she was out walking in her local park.

Danielle, of Aigburth, said: "I took the picture around midday, they were in the small lake just going about their business. It was great to get them all together in one picture."

Swans tend to mate for life, though "divorce" sometimes takes place between the cob and the pen. A parting of the male and female is more likely to occur following nesting failure. If a mate dies, the remaining swan often finds love with another.

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Swans and their cygnets in Sefton Park Picture: DANIELLE STAGES

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jul 28, 2015
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